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Canon are updating the line up of pro super telephoto lenses for the EOS system.  The 300mm f2.8, 400mm f2.8, 500mm f4 and 600mm f4 are all set to receive new optical designs and significant changes in construction materials to make the lenses much lighter than the predecessors.  Canon are also advertising the lenses as being much better suited for digital bodies with new and improved weather sealing and dust protection. It will be interesting to see how Canon will improve what has been for many years a winning formula.  The new optical design is said to reduce ghosting and flaring on digital sensors whilst at the same time reducing chromatic aberration to an absolute minimum.     The actual release date for the lenses is still a little unclear but we have already placed orders for the range of super-tele lenses and we will let you know when more information comes to hand....

As digital SLR cameras are becoming faster and with higher resolutions, not to mention HD video and burst modes, the demand on memory cards has become much greater in a very short space of time.  The Sandisk Extreme Pro SD card now offer up to 45MB per second data transfer and is available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB.  We currently have stock of all sizes so call one of the guys to get latest prices.  ...

In case you didn't already know Camera Electronic is the exclusive Australian dealer for Cullmann tripods.  We have had the Cullmann range for around 6 months now and they have been greeted with enthusiasm from working pros and photo enthusiasts alike.The Cullmann brand has been huge in North America and Europe for years and it is starting to look like they will take off here too.  The quality and workmanship that goes into these products is what you'd expect from such a well respected German brand and the range covers everything from light weight travel supports right through to larger units for heavy camera setups. The top of the range 'Magnesit' series use lightweight materials such as carbon and magnesium find that perfect balance between tripod weight and tripod stability.  They are available in a multitude of different configurations so finding a kit that will suit your specific needs will be no worries at all.  The 'Magnesit' range is also covered by a 10 year warranty for piece of mind. The 'Nanomax' series is the slightly scaled back version designed...

The official Fuji X100 launch is just around the corner and Camera Electronic is pleased to invite our customers to the official event arranged by Fujifilm Australia.This will be an exclusive chance to see a pre-release unit and a chance to listen to Perth photographers Brad Rimmer and Christian Fletcher give their impressions of the new camera.We only have limited spots available so send us an email or give us a call to confirm your attendance.  Be sure to get in early though as interest in this new camera has been extraordinary and we expect places to fill fast....

So you may have read a few days ago on this blog about the nifty Hasselblad Phocus App available as a free download from the App Store.  Well, not to be outdone, Elinchrom has released another superbly elegant and amazingly handy little App for their range of flash units. The App, simply named "Elinchrom Skyport WiFi", allows the photographer or assistant to remotely control Elinchrom Style RX 300 / 600 / 1200 heads, Ranger Quadra RX / Ranger RX / Ranger RX Speed / Ranger RX Speed AS battery packs and Digital RX 1200 / 2400 digital power packs over a WiFi network.  This is a great time and confusion saving solution!  Sure, the idea of controlling equipment like this remotely is not new but this new App from Elinchrom now means that instead of having to contend with remotes for this and that you now have it all in the one place...

I just received an email from FujiFilm Australia regarding expected delays on the delivery of the X100 to Australia.  The message was brief with no real estimate on actual delivery dates but this is more than understandable considering the tragic and difficult circumstances which Japan now faces."Due to the March 11th earthquake that affected northeast Japan, the factory responsible for production of the new Fujifilm FinePix X100 digital camera has been temporarily shut down due to safety concerns.   FUJIFILM is currently assessing the factory conditions as well as accessibility via domestic logistics and working to determine the potential impact on the X100 market availability and initially scheduled release dates.   FUJIFILM is making every effort to quickly gather the information needed to provide an accurate update to our retail partners and consumers.   FUJIFILM appreciates your patience and will provide a formal update as soon as possible."  We will keep you up to date with any further news as it unfolds....

Epson has released it's new flagship A3+ format printer the R3000, we are hoping to have stock in store over the next week but I will keep you up to date with more precise delivery dates as they come available.  We are accepting pre-orders on the new model so if you want to be one of the first to put the new machine through it's paces give us a call or drop an email to us.Click here for the new R3000 product video or click here for the brochureFrom all reports this new printer sets new standards for image quality and ease of use.  More than twice the ink capacity and refined ink application are two of the new feature highlights, we will post more info once we get a chance to test the new printer....

Camera Electronic is running a Bowens and Hasselblad seminar with the new Hasselblad H4D-60 camera and AIPP 2010 photographer of the year Peter Coulson.  This is a rare opportunity to learn studio lighting techniques from one of Australia's leading photographers.  The seminar is free but due to limited places available you must RSVP us as soon as possible, simply send an email to sales@cameraelectronic.com.au to confirm your spot.Click on the image below for more details...

Back in 2008 three guys had the brilliant idea of taking over the recently defunct Polaroid production facilities in Holland with the aim of producing film which would be compatible with the much loved Polaroid SX-70, 600, 1200 and Spectra format cameras.  The mission was not to copy Polaroid but rather to invent a whole new range of photographic emulsions for the old instant camera format.  The mission statement they started with was "[To] keep the magic of analog Instant Photography alive by inventing and producing new instant film materials for Vintage Polaroid cameras." - sounds simple huh!Camera Electronic is pleased to announce we are now stocking Impossible Project films!!You know that App you downloaded for your iPhone because you missed the fun of instant photos?...